File:CEN recycling aluminium.svg|upright|thumb|The logo of the European Committee for Standardization for aluminium recycling.
The '''European Committee for Standardization''' ('''CEN''', ) is a public standards organization
whose mission is to foster the economy of the European Union
(EU) in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment by providing an efficient infrastructure to interested parties for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications.
The CEN was founded in 1961. Its thirty four national members work together to develop '''European Standards''' (ENs) in various sectors to build a European single market|internal market
for goods and services and to position Europe in the global economy. CEN is officially recognised as a European standards body by the European Union
; the other official European standards bodies are the European Committee for...